former name for Mansonella streptocerca.
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Mansonella streptocercaA filiarial nematode that, like Loa loa and Onchocerca volvulus, causes subcutaneous filariasis.
M streptocerca has two hosts: (1) the midge, which inoculates the human host with larvae that develop into adults in the skin, where they reproduce and give rise to (2) microfiliaria, some of which reach the bloodstream and are ingested by midges, where they develop into larvae, repeating the cycle.
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